The Tillamook Estuary Partnership (TEP) is pleased to be a local, pass-through organization for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding.
In 2023 TEP supported it’s first partner project with pass-through funding. The Nestucca, Neskowin, and Sand Lake Watershed Council partnered with Stimson Lumber, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), the US Forest Service (USFS), and the Siletz Tribe to install 74 large wood placements along 2.7 miles of stream habitat. Funding was provided the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) and TEP, with other partners donating technical assistance and timber. The project took place in the Sand Lake Basin along section of Sand Creek, Jewel Creek, and Andy Creek. With large logs in place along three streams in the Sand Lake Basin, natural processes will shape the streams into ideal habitat for salmon to rest while migrating and shelter as juveniles, allowing multiple generations of salmon to survive and thrive